PSA (Public Service Announcements

 

Housing Inequities Meeting of ACAAD (END APR 25)

ChesKesha Cunningham-Dockery will address housing inequities toward Greensboro’s Black and Brown residents at a special April 25th online meeting convened by the City’s Ad-hoc Committee on African American Disparity and the Human Rights Commission. The online gathering, offered as part of Fair Housing Month, begins at 6 pm. For complete details, visit greensboro-nc.gov/acaad.

Sit In By Candlelight (END APR 26)

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum presents “Sit In By Candlelight,” a tribute to several of our great African American Poets, including Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and James Baldwin, on Friday April 26th, from 6-9pm, at 134 S Elm Street in Greensboro. Enjoy an evening of poetry, live music, and hors d’oeuvres. For complete details, visit SitInMovement.org.

NC A&T’s COAACH Community Engagement Event (END APR 27)

The North Carolina A&T State University Center for Outreach, Aging, Alzheimer’s and Community Health will host a community engagement event on Saturday, April 27, from 11am to 3:30 pm, at 2105 Yanceyville Street. On hand will be Dental & Health Screenings, Intergenerational Line Dancing, Glucose Checks, Blood Pressure Checks, free food, and more. For additional information, call 336-285-2053.

El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros (END APR 27)

The Greensboro Public Library celebrates El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) from 1-4:30 pm, Saturday, April 27 at the Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Presented as a street festival, this event will include story times, music, dancing, art activities, Mexican food, and more. For more information, visit greensborolibrary.org.

Rainbow Tea and Fashion Show (END APR 27)

Holmes Grove United Women in Faith present the Rainbow Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 2pm, at 1100 Alamance Church Rd in Greensboro. Get your best hat and colorful outfit for an afternoon of tea, delicious food, fellowship, fashion, and lots of laughter. Attendees are encouraged to register by April 19th. For registration information, call 336-272-6302.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day (END APR 27)

The YMCA of Greensboro is thrilled to announce that Healthy Kids Day, a national event celebrating kids and families, will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 1-5pm. In partnership with LeBauer Park, this free community event promises a day full of fun for kids of all ages, featuring a wide range of engaging activities, including stage performances, STEM activities for kids and community resources for families. To learn more, visit ymcagreensboro.org/hkd.

RiverRun International Film Festival (END APR 27)

The 26th RiverRun International Film Festival will be held April 18th through the 27th, featuring 197 films representing 51 countries.  In addition to screenings taking place in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and virtually, there will be a number of free panels and community screenings, along with many special guests. For complete information, or for tickets, visit RiverRunFilm.com.

‘Trane Tracks Music Festival Fundraiser (END APR 28)

Yalik’s African American Art and Cultural Movement presents the ‘Trane Tracks Music Festival Fundraising Event, celebrating local history and benefitting the restoration of the Coltrane-Blair House, featuring The Spartan Jazz Collective, The Unheard Project, and The Trevor Percario Jazz Trio, on Sunday April 28, from 4-7pm, at Washington Terrace Park, in High Point. For more information, visit YAAACM.com.

Shekinah Glory CC 23rd Anniversary Rebirth Reunion Concert (END APR 28)

Shekinah Glory Christian Church in Winston Salem will host the 23rd anniversary Rebirth Reunion Concert for “Dionn Owen & Renaissance”, celebrating current and former members on Sunday, April 28th at 4pm. Host pastor is Apostle Mark Spell along with special guest “Fresh Wind Dance Ministry” of Martinsville, Virginia, and “Flow of Oil Dance Ministry” of Winston Salem.  For more info, call 336-918-9437.

Ben L. Smith International Festival (END APR 29)

The Ben L. Smith International Baccalaureate Program will host its International Festival on Saturday, April 29th from noon until 4pm. Come enjoy student performances from various schools, Mexican folkloric dancers, Korean K-Pop dancers, and some soulful Nigerian/ Ghanaian food. For more information, including vendor inquiries, contact Tracy Turner at 336-294-7300 x 1657.

Shiloh MBC Appreciation Program (END MAY 04)

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Reidsville is sponsoring an appreciation program for guitarist and dedicated community member Brother Adolphus Keesee, Jr., on Saturday, May 4, starting at 2pm. For further information on this free and open to the public event, call 336-349-3969.

Rhythm Revolution Line Dancing Fundraiser (END MAY 04)

An Attitude Of Gratitude invites you to the Rhythm Revolution Line Dancing Fundraiser Event, featuring Marcus B. Smooth and Tossha F., on Saturday, May 4th, from 9:30am to 1pm, at 2108 Cedar Fork Drive in Greensboro. Come out for a day of music, dancing, light refreshments, non-alcoholic drinks, and fun. For further information, or for tickets, call 336-617-0197.

PACE of the Triad Community Resource Fair and Open House (END MAY 04)

PACE of the Triad is hosting their annual Community Resource Fair and Open House, featuring Coach Donna from ESTEEM Total Transformation, on Saturday, May 4, from 11am to 1pm, at 1471 E. Cone Blvd in Greensboro. There will be free food, health screenings, a medicine take back, career readiness, and more.  To RSVP, email info@pacetriad.org or call 336-550-4046.

NC Roots Fest (END MAY 04)

Join NC 100 for food, fun, and vibes at the 2nd Annual NC Roots Fest, A Music Festival – For the Culture, on Saturday, May 4th, from 11am to 6pm, at the Sharon Community Outreach Center, 126 Deaton Loop in Stoneville, North Carolina. On hand will be Comedian Lady Shamar, DJ Tony, Smack City, Sasha King, and more. For more information on this free to the public event, call 336-348-7980.

Green Level CC Homecoming (END MAY 05)

Green Level Christian Church will celebrate their annual Homecoming on Sunday, May 5, starting at 11am, at 2614 Green Level Church Road in Green Level, North Carolina. The speaker for the occasion will be Pastor Coslow E. Holt, Jr. All are invited and welcome. For further information, please contact sister Darsell Hadley at 336-213-8012.

NC A&T Commencement (END MAY 11)

North Carolina A&T State University invites you to its Spring 2024 Commencement. Dr. Stephanie G. Adams, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of Texas Dallas will be the keynote speaker for the Graduate College Ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 9am in the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, 300 N. Elm Street. While Emmy Award-winning TV host, journalist, and author Tamron Hall will be the keynote speaker for the Undergraduate Ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, at 9am and 2pm, in the Greensboro Coliseum – Main Arena, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. The 9:00am ceremony will be for the College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the College of Science and Technology. The 2pm ceremony will be for the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education.  For more information, visit ncat.edu.

Community Dance Showcase (END MAY 11)

Under the sponsorship of HUURT Community Development Corporation, Miriam’s Dance Academy will host a Community Dance Showcase, featuring ballet, hip hop, belly dancing, line dance, modern, contemporary and more, on Saturday May 11, starting at 1pm, at 1 Centerview Drive, Suite 210, in Greensboro. For details, or for tickets, call 336-937-0422.

Historic Preservation Workshop (END MAY 11)

Do you own a historic property and want to restore it? For those who may be eligible to receive historic tax credits to help defray the costs and ensure the work meets national preservation standards, the City’s Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a workshop at 10 am Saturday, May 11, at the Greensboro History Museum. The workshop is free, but registration is required by emailing planningreception@greensboro-nc.gov.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Triad (END MAY 17)

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Triad invites the community of survivors, caregivers, and local citizens to join the movement to honor and remember loved ones and fight back for lifesaving change on May 17, at the Creekside Park Baseball Field, 214 Park Drive in Archdale. The Relay For Life Opening Ceremony begins at 6pm. For more information, or to signup, visit relayforlife.org/triadnc.

Hairston Middle School Family Fitness and Wellness Health Fair (END MAY 18)

Hairston Middle School will host its First Annual Family Fitness and Wellness Health Fair on Saturday, May 18, from 10am to 2pm, at 3911 Naco Road in Greensboro. Come out and play as the Jaguar Nation welcomes healthcare professionals, civic organizations, and Divine Nine Fraternity and Sorority members for an afternoon of games, food, music, and family fun. For further information, call (336) 378-8280.

Larry Burnett Car Show and Festival (END MAY 18)

The Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA will host the Larry Burnett Car Show and Festival on Saturday, May 18th, from 8am to 1pm, at 2630 East Florida Street in Greensboro. Come enjoy a day of music, food, games, trucks, motorcycles, exotic and classic cars, and more. Register online at HayesTaylorYMCA.org. Or for more information, call 336-340-9255.

Esteem 5K Trail Run and Family Fun Day (END MAY 18)

Esteem, A Total Transformation will host their annual “Keeping My Mind on Track,” a 5K Trail Run and Family Fun Day, with outdoor games and activities, snacks, music, and more, on Saturday, May 18th, from 8:30am to 12noon, at 7968 Highfill Road in Summerfield. On-site registration and pick-up will begin at 7:15am. For further details, call 336-337-2794.

ABIS Champions & Legends Fundraising Weekend (END MAY 31)

Advancement of Blacks In Sports (ABIS), the voice of racial equity in sports, will hold its third annual Champions & Legends Fundraising Weekend from May 31 – June 2 in Maryland. The event aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Blacks in the sports industry. Proceeds will directly fund ABIS’s programs and initiatives, including its financial coaching program, which ensures that Black student-athletes have the essential skills for financial well-being during and after their college careers. For complete details, updates, or to reserve a spot, visit www.abischampionslegends.com.

Greensboro Fire Dept Hydrant Testing (END MAY 31)

The Greensboro Fire Department will conduct their annual fire hydrant testing through May 31. Opening hydrants can sometimes cause a temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes. The discoloration is not harmful in any way and can be cleared up by running the water for a few minutes. If you observe a hydrant that is out of service or experiencing problems, please contact the City of Greensboro Water Department at (336) 373-2033.

Trolley Hopper Extended Through June (Disc. JUN 01)

Originally scheduled to conclude, the free downtown Hopper Trolley service will be extended through June 2024. The Hopper Trolley runs Thursdays through Saturdays from noon until midnight and Sundays from noon until 10 pm. The route is centered along the Elm Street corridor, with an arrival frequency averaging between 5-7 minutes. See a route map and a live trolley tracker at greensboro-nc.gov/hopper.

UCON Juneteenth Pageant and Gospel Celebration (END JUN 15)

Attention, youth ages 7 to 14!  Get ready for the UCON Juneteenth Pageant and Gospel Celebration on Saturday, June 15th, at 3 pm in the Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N Davie Street in Greensboro. Little Miss, Junior Miss, and now introducing Mister Juneteenth! Seize the opportunity to be ambassadors for your community as the face of African American history and culture. For pageant, vending and more information, call 336-324-8045 or email ucontalent@gmail.com.

Summer Gospel Fest in Asheboro (END JUN 22)

Jumpstart Goldston presents Summer Gospel Fest, featuring New Creation, Latoya Merrill & New Praise, The Chosen Disciples, and Pastor Grier & Blessed, on Saturday, June 22, starting at 5pm, at Bicentennial Park in Asheboro, 135 Sunset Avenue. For more information concerning this free and open to the public event, visit jumpstartgoldston.org.

Cedar Grover Tabernacle of Praise Clothing Giveaway (END JUN 27)

Cedar Grove Tabernacle of Praise is sponsoring a Clothing Give-Away on Saturday, June 27, from 10am until 2pm, at the rear parking lot of 612 Norwalk Street in Greensboro. There will be clothing for the entire family and no limit to the amount you can have. This event is open to the public. For additional information, call 336-294-2628.

GuilfordWorks Assisting Those Impacted By Recent Layoffs

GuilfordWorks is prepared to support those individuals impacted by a recent layoff in the Community. The NCWorks Career Centers in Guilford and Forsyth counties can provide career and job placement services to those impacted by unemployment or underemployment. For more information on employment, access to training, and other resources, call 336-373-3027.

Medicaid/CHIP Renewal

People enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP should update their contact information and check the mail for a renewal form from their Medicaid agency over the next few months. It is important to complete the renewal form and return it immediately to avoid a loss of coverage, including parents who may be renewing coverage for their children. People who have lost Medicaid or CHIP should visit HealthCare.gov to see if they are eligible to enroll in a low-cost, quality health plan.

NCBA Senior Community Service Employment Program

Recognizing that income and productivity are key to maintaining the quality of life our seniors deserve, the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging proudly provides employment training and placement services under the Senior Community Service Employment Program.  In order to qualify, you must be 55 or older, unemployed, capable of performing part-time training duties, and have a family income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Priority is given to Veterans and their qualified spouses. For further priority criteria, and to learn more about how this program could benefit you, visit NCBA-AGING.org. Or call program manager Brenda Cogdell at 336-229-6384. Direct line for the NCWorks Greensboro Office is 336-297-9444 ext. 202, and direct line for the NCWorks High Point Training Office is 336-882-4141 ext. 8502.

Free Computer Classes at the Library

Free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org. 

Progressive Toastmasters

Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For further details or the Zoom registration link, please contact Gail Torres at gail2813@aol.com.

Aggies at the Goal Line

The Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T State University students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree, and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Many students have been able to obtain their degree in less than one year. Reach out today! Don’t let anything hold you back!

Take Me Home

The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.

Guilford County Schools

Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.

TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations

A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.

Styrofoam Recycling

While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.

Glass Recycling

The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.

Library Makerspace

Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.